Folded club’s funds benefit Whitby cricketers

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WHEN Ugthorpe Cricket Club had to fold at the end of last season, chairman Jim Cairns and his committee decided to distribute the club’s remaining funds to worthy causes around the local area.

Committee member Garry Summerson decided to return to his roots and play once again for Whitby Cricket Club and when he learned that they were starting up an under 17 team to compete in the North Yorkshire and South Durham Junior League, he thought this an ideal opportunity for Ugthorpe to put something back into local grassroots cricket.

The Ugthorpe committee decided to make a donation of £250 to Whitby to help purchase playing and practice equipment for their new side.

The team is currently enjoying a decent first season, lying fifth in the south division and reaching the quarter finals of the junior fifteens, where they will entertain Seaton Carew at home on the evening of Friday 12 August.